Finger Lakes Instrumentation
7298 W. Main St., P.O. Box 19A; Lima, N.Y. 14485
Finger Lakes Instrumentation releases its new CenterLine CL1-10 Filter Wheel ($2,495) for large-format CCD cameras. The CL1-10 incorporates two overlapping 5-position filter wheels that hold up to ten 50-millimeter-square filters. The unit’s symmetrical design and centrally located aperture evenly distributes mass and eliminates the offset weight problems associated with most filter wheels. Measuring 13½ by 11 inches, the filter wheel’s symmetrical design is ideal for shooting at prime focus on large astrographs. It’s powered by two internal stepper motors and TruMotion synchronous belts. The internal wheels are supported by ball bearings that provide smooth, quiet, and repeatable operation. The CL1-10 attaches to your CCD camera via a zero-tilt adapter custom machined to fit your particular camera, and is controlled via a USB-2 connection.
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